Inside the Journal we have included Self-Care Suggestions and each month check back here and we will offer you a sneak preview of Self-Care opportunities
We are excited for you to offer you some suggestions for you. These are an opportunities for you to invite spirit to guide and support you in your everyday life. These suggestions are a powerful way to get out of your logical mind, allow your heart to expand, and to let love flow through your body. You are encouraged to have fun with these self-care practices and ceremonies. Don’t worry about “getting it right.” Go with your heart and instincts-- they will always guide you and show you the way. Each of you are in a place of remembering and in this place your instincts and intuition will grow and flourish.
White Buffalo Calf Woman Speaks:
Ceremony can support you:
In the time I walked upon the earth I taught my people the power of ceremony and ritual and these ancient teachings can and do support all of those who choose to embrace them. The ceremony does not need to be elaborate or complicated; it only needs to connect to your heart and to have a clear intention behind it.
The phases of the Grandmother Moon are a wonderful opportunity to embrace change and ceremony. The new moon can be a time to make positive intentions for how you choose to move forward in the life. The full moon can support you in releasing that which no longer serves you.
I suggest when you do ceremony; you work with the elements of Mother Earth, fire, water, air and earth. You can use fire to burn your fears, by placing a stick or pine cone in a fire ceremony. You can light a candle and use the fire of the candle as your alchemist. Go to a river, lake, ocean or creek and breathe into the water your fears, splashing water onto your face and allow the water to support your release. Call on the air spirits through the power of your breathe and breathe out your fears. Dig a hole in the earth and place into the earth your deepest concerns.
Of course you can use the four elements for your new moon ceremonies as well. Go to your body of water and release unto the water flowers infused with your intentions. Go to the mother earth and place upon the land a symbol of your intention infused with prayers, a pinecone, flower, or seed pod. Light a candle and sit quietly while you send your prayers to the creator. Stand on the earth and breathe deeply and send your intentions to the winds for change.
I honor each of you as you make your earthly walk please call upon me and I will be with you as you walk the good red road.
FULL MOON RELEASE CEREMONY
Summarized from Moonology by Yasmin Boland
Full Moon – Forgiveness, Gratitude/Appreciation
Marks the “end” of a lunar cycle. Energies build as the moon waxes, culminating in full moon, cosmic madness (aka lunacy), followed by calm.
Have moved from yin to yang energy.
Time for release. Let go of things that don’t work and fill the new spaces with gratitude and appreciation.
A time for inner work – shedding the past, old ways, energetic blockages
Allow the bright light of the moon to shine its light into our dark places
Release phase is very important and is linked to the manifestation phase and the seeds of intention we want to plant with the new moon.
To make room for the good that we want to manifest, we release old stagnant energies and fill these spaces with high vibrational energies of unconditional love and forgiveness.
Hard time releasing/forgiving? Bus stop conversation(s) – soul agreements for teaching lessons. Thank the teacher(s), bless, forgive and move on.
“Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die” Buddha?
Anger can be a useful stepping stone for getting over something but it does not serve us to hold onto in the long run.
We change our vibrational frequency when we move from a state of anger or resentment bitterness etc. to forgiveness. Forgiveness feels much more spacious, open, relaxed. Love is the underlying code and currency of the universe. From a state of unconditional love, it is much easier to move into consciously manifesting and being a co-creator in your own life.
Full Moon Release and Forgiveness Ceremony:
On the night of the full moon:spend about 10 minutes in quiet reflection.
Sift through your life and try to think of anyone or anything you hold a grudge, anger or resentment towards.
Spend time mentally forgiving and releasing the person(s) or situation. If it is a situation that caused or causes true upheaval in your life, ask those involved to forgive you for the angry feelings you have been sending. Send them love.
H’opono pono Prayer can be helpful in the process:
I love you
I apologize (for not seeing you in your divinity)
Take some deep cleansing belly breaths. Focus on bringing the air all the way down into your lower abdomen. As you breathe, consciously release stress, worries or cares.Think of habits, thought patterns, ideas or incidents that you want to release. It can be more than one. Write it/them down on a sheet of paper. Write as much as you feel you need to.
Think of anyone who has upset you. You can go as far back in your life as you want, to think of anyone who you felt wronged you and whom you have not yet forgiven. List the name(s) on your paper, along with what they did to wrong you.
Write as much as you need to. This is your forgiveness list. (10 minutes?)
Close your eyes. Visualize each person/situation in turn inside a pink bubble of love. See the people smiling at you. Create a good feeling between the two of you. Say silently or out loud: “I forgive you”. Let them float off in their bubble.Recite this full moon forgiveness and karma release affirmation:
“Under the glorious full moon, I forgive everything, everyone, every experience, every memory of the past or present that needs forgiveness. I forgive positively everyone. I also forgive myself of past mistakes and wrongdoings. The universe is love, and I am forgiven and governed by love alone. Love is now adjusting my life. Realizing this, I abide in peace.
I bring love and healing to all my thoughts, beliefs and relationships. I learn my lessons and move on. I call on my soul fragments to be cleansed by the full moon and I call on them to rejoin me. I send love to myself and everyone I know and everyone who knows me, in all directions of space and time.
Under this glorious full moon I am healed. My life is healed. And so it is. So be it.”Gratitude – we want to replace any/all negativity we released with the high vibrational energies of gratitude and appreciation. This will result in greater happiness. The higher and more clear our personal vibrations, the better we can manifest our goals. Gratitude bypasses our egos!
Think of at least 3 people, places, situations or things for which you are really grateful for. Feel your gratitude deeply, completely. Allow it to flood your body and radiate in your heart and every cell.
Write a list of what and/or who you are deeply grateful for.Burn the lists, both the release and the gratitude in this release phase.
Affirmation: “I know that I am blessed and I live my life within that knowing”